By Fredrick KunkleSix years ago, Fairfax County had approximately 600,000 jobs and 380,000 households. Fast forward to 2030, and the work force in Virginia's most populous county will have grown by an estimated 40 percent to 845,000 jobs.
That's why county officials must take care to continue luring state-of-the-art businesses to the area, and also ensure that there will be sufficient housing that its employees can afford and that these homes are near workplaces and transportation hubs.
Those were among the 15 strategies and goals identified in the report by the Fairfax County Advisory Commission that was presented to the Board of Supervisors at the board's regular meeting Tuesday. To cope with such growth, the commission said the county must remain focused on creating more mixed-use development that integrates retail space and residential dwellings in one setting. And much of that will probably be redevelopment. . . .
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